Below, we tell you what a second occupancy licence is and how to obtain it in order to buy a house.
The regulations that govern this process are autonomous – local. In our case, we will focus on the one corresponding to the Generalitat Valenciana.
What is the licence of second occupation?
The second occupancy licence or second occupancy certificate is a technical document that certifies that a second-hand property has the characteristics and conditions to be habitable.
When is the licence of second occupation necessary?
- If you have bought a second-hand property.
- When you have to register an energy supply (electricity, gas or water).
- For a tourist licence.
*If 10 years have passed since the first licence.
TOWN HALL REGISTRATION SECOND OCCUPANCY LICENCE
If you have a certificate of occupancy from an architect or engineer and you need help with the registration and payment of fees. Contact us and we will do the registration for you. Obtaining the document (second occupancy licence) that you need to take to aguas.
OBLIGATORY DOCUMENTATION IN ALICANTE (SIMPLE NOTE...)
The documentation required to do this procedure in Alicante is:
PROOF OF FEES
You have to pay a fee of 38,73 €. Payment can be made in person at the urbanismo or at a bank. It can also be paid online.
This document must be prepared by a competent technician. In it will put the characteristics of the property that confirm its habitability.
This form can be downloaded from the Urbanismo website and must be filled in with the details of the applicant, representative and property.
It can also be given to you in person at the town planning office.
To download the form click HERE.
Finally, we have the nota simple (simple note) that represents the main data of the property. It contains the details of the owner, square metres, address of the property, etc.
On many occasions when the second occupancy licence is issued, this document is still being processed and we do not have it yet. Because it usually takes 2 to 3 months.
I don’t have the nota simple…
Then we need to prove that we are the owners of the property.
These are the documents that urbanismo give us as an alternative:
- Title deeds dated no more than one year ago with the current owner.
- IBI receipt for the current year in the name of the current owner.
SECOND HOME OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS
The most important requirement to obtain this license is that the housing is habitable.
What does this mean?
It must have: Minimum usable area of 24 square meters, hot water supply (ACS), kitchen with smoke extraction, smoke ventilation, etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2ND OCCUPANCY LICENCE
They are usually confused, but they are not exactly the same.
The cédula de habitabilidad certifies the habitability of a newly constructed property. It is also called a licence of first occupation.
The second occupancy licence (also called cédula de segunda habitabilidad) certifies the habitability of a property already in use (hence the distinction of “second”), with respect to the cases in the previous section of this post.
WHAT HAPPENS IF 10 YEARS HAVE NOT PASSED SINCE THE FIRST OCCUPANCY LICENCE BUT YOU WISH TO FORMALISE A NEW ENERGY CONTRACT?
You will have to communicate it to the town hall, through the same procedure as the second occupancy licence. But without making the technical report.
If you want, we can advise you or do it for you!
The fee for the granting of the cédula de habitabilidad or second occupancy licence in Alicante is 38.73 euros.
If you need to know how much it costs elsewhere, do not hesitate to contact us.
The procedure includes a technical part and an administrative part.
To obtain this second occupancy licence, also called responsible declaration for renovation or authorisation, you must obtain a certificate issued by a competent technician.
In addition, there is an administrative procedure, in which this certificate must be presented to the Alicante town hall, in addition to the payment of the corresponding fees and other legal documents.
QEE Ingeniería helps you to carry out the whole process, so that you do not have to worry about any type of bureaucracy. If, on the other hand, you want to take care of this process yourself, the price of the service will be lower.
If you are not sure if you have the licence of first occupation and you cannot find this document, you should:
Request a copy of this licence from your local council in writing, providing the address of the building. In addition, to speed up the process it is advisable to attach:
- Cadastral reference
- Name of the developer/architect
- Year of construction of the property
According to the Law of habitability, CTE and DC09, in order to have a tourist licence, the property must be habitable.
Therefore, if the property has an expired first occupancy licence, a second occupancy licence must be obtained before converting it into a tourist home.
Depending on the speed of the technicians and when the property is inspected.
QEE Ingeniería can obtain it in 3 days.
If you have lost the document or the reference number of the second occupancy licence, I have to tell you that it can be recovered without having to do the procedure again.
We can help you with this.
When you are doing building work and you cannot get the second occupancy licence, there is a temporary solution.
With the building permit you can change the holder of the supply. This becomes the works contract.
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